Former Afghan Minister on her escape, women’s risks


Former Afghan government minister Nargis Nehan spoke on Monday about the difficult decision that the Taliban decided to leave the country after taking over Kabul.

“I wanted to stay in Afghanistan, but the sudden capture of the Kabul fall by the Taliban was a big shock to all of us. And my own driver was shot down with two bullets. , The Taliban occupied Kabul. It was a big problem for me and my family and we decided to evacuate, “she told the British broadcaster Sky News.

After several trips to the capital airport and trying to leave the country, she and her family eventually evacuated to Norway.

She also talked about the difficulties she faced at Kabul Airport.

“I had to go to the airport with my family several times and was about to lose my father in the crowd.”

After a call from Norwegian government officials, Nehan and some of her family boarded a plane to the country.

“It was very painful for me because I wanted to stay, I wanted to be with people, I wanted to help,” she said.

The Taliban argue that they are prepared to adopt a more relaxed leadership style, but the Afghans continue to fear that the Taliban will return to the once-known oppressive domination.

“We want to see how they form a government, how inclusive it is, and based on that, even if it is very difficult for us to return. People like me are always ready to come back, please work with them and help the reconstruction of Afghanistan, “NehaN said.

Sporadic reports of murders and other abuses have been reported throughout the country.

“If you want to support different groups of society, including men, youth, educated, academia, civil society, and the media, you need a representative government. People need to be in the Tullivan administration. “Nehan said.

She also attacked the international community for not doing enough to stabilize the situation in the country.

The United States is still working towards the August 31 deadline to withdraw completely from Afghanistan.

Associated Press